You can taste a little of the summer
My grandma’s put it all in jars
These are lines from Greg Brown’s great song “Canned Goods.” I don’t do much canning, but I slow-dry my plum tomatoes in the oven with salt, EVOO and herbes de Provence, then put them in freezer bags. Come January (if they last that long), I’ll be as warm as a July tomato…
You had me at that picture. That is the best way to each a fresh tomato. A drizzle of olive oil is nice too. I favor the Heirlooms, right off the vine. Rinse. Salt. Mouth. Delicious.
They are lovely that way, but I usually slow-roast mine. Too many raw tomatoes cause me problems, but I can eat them cooked, no worries.
Ah yes, that is an issue also with me. For me, it can cause an uncomfortable situation with my skin. Ironically much less with garden fresh tomatoes. Much more of an issue with store bought. Love roasted tomatoes though,including with a little char. Mmm.
Everything in moderation 🙂
Oh the glorious vine ripened tomato! I love them too. I have a basket if Romas from my sister, I’ll have to give this a whirl!
They smell SO good in the oven 🙂 And it really heightens the flavor.
oh delish!! tomatoes are my favourite veg in all! i love them fresh but as you can imagine here they are not great so your suggestion is also my solution 🙂 In the oven with a bit of salt and olive oil and various spices, yum!
But i still miss the fresh stuff straight from the garden still warm from the sun, in a salad with feta cheese 🙂 It’s what i used to practically live in during the summer when temperatures went above 30C 🙂
Yes, I think the oven treatment makes even store-bought plum tomatoes much more palatable. Fresh or roasted, I like them with feta too, especially in pasta…mmm!
Lisa @ cheergerm said:
Lovely, summer in a bag.
Yours will be coming soon, and mine will be leaving!
Ooh, great idea! When we had tomato plants a few years ago I oven-dried them and put them in jars of oil. Freezing sounds like a much better (less greasy) and longer-lasting option, and yours look yummy! 🙂
Thank you! If you have the freezer space, it’s great. It helps to freeze them on a tray or to break them up after the initial hardening. Otherwise you can end up with a solid lump. It also works to freeze them in meal-sized bags.